What Happened in 1944 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 815

  • Jun 22 US troops occupy Biak during Battle of Biak, New Guinea
  • Jun 22 British 14th Army frees Imphal Assam

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Jun 22 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 22 Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
  • Jun 22 Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
  • Jun 22 Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre.
  • Jun 23 4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
  • Jun 23 Russian offensive in central front sector

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Jun 23 Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen

Novelist Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann
  • Jun 25 British assault at Caen, Normandy
  • Jun 26 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line
  • Jun 26 Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
  • Jun 27 Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies
  • Jun 29 German counter attack at Caen
  • Jun 29 Nazi Paul Touvier shoots 7 Jews dead

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Jun 29 Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Jun 29 Soviet Armies join in Bobroesjk
  • Jun 29 US 7th army corps conquers Cherbourg
  • Jun 30 Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
  • Jun 30 French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
  • Jun 30 Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen
  • Jun 30 World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
  • Jul 1 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
  • Jul 1 Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank
  • Jul 1 Graf (Count) Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to colonel

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Jul 1 General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 1 US headquarter moves to Colombi√®res Normandy
  • Jul 1 Von Rundstedt against Keitel: "Sign peace, idiots!"
  • Jul 2 Field Marshal von Kluge replaces General von Rundstedt
  • Jul 3 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
  • Jul 3 US V-III-E Army corp opens assault on Coutances Cotentin
  • Jul 4 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Jul 4 1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima

  • Jul 4 Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen
  • Jul 4 Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber
  • Jul 5 Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight
  • Jul 6 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford Conn

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Jul 6 French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, D.C.

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

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Jul 6 US General Patton lands in France

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Jul 6 World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)
  • Jul 7 RAF Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France
  • Jul 7 Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan
  • Jul 8 British troops march into Caen, Normandy
  • Jul 8 Japanese kamikaze attacks on US lines at Saipan
  • Jul 9 In World War II, US troops secure Saipan as Japan fell
  • Jul 9 U-740 sunk by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft
  • Jul 10 German submarine U-821 sunk by RAF

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Jul 10 "Father of Medicare" Tommy Douglas becomes the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • Jul 11 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • Jul 11 Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States
  • Jul 12 Theresienstadt Family camp disbands, with 4,000 people gased
  • Jul 12 US government recognizes authority of General De Gaulle
  • Jul 13 Vilnius, Lithuania, liberated
  • Jul 14 Attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested
  • Jul 14 US assault on Coutances Cotentin
  • Jul 15 Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb
  • Jul 16 Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
  • Jul 17 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322
  • Jul 17 Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland
  • Jul 18 7:45 Operation Goodwood: British assault east of Caen
  • Jul 18 Allies air raid railways at Vaires, Paris
  • Jul 18 Arne Andersson runs world record 1 mile (4:01.6)
  • Jul 18 RAF Mosquitos attack Cologne & Berlin
  • Jul 18 British air raid on German convoy SW of Heligoland
  • Jul 18 British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range, Normandy
  • Jul 18 Polish troops under Gen Anders occupy Ancona Italy
  • Jul 18 US troop march into St Lo
  • Jul 19 1,200+ 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
  • Jul 19 500 15th US Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
  • Jul 19 Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen
  • Jul 19 Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen
  • Jul 19 Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 19 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
  • Jul 19 General Bradley flies to England
  • Jul 19 Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho/Shokaku sinks in Marianas
  • Jul 19 NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe
  • Jul 19 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Eichmann
  • Jul 20 British and Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy
  • Jul 20 Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
  • Jul 20 Canadian Cameron Highlanders conquer St Andre
  • Jul 20 Death March of 1,200 Jews from Lipcani Moldavia begins
  • Jul 20 Fieldmarshal von Kluge consults with German commandant at Caen
  • Jul 20 Flying Fortresses of US 8th Air Force attack Leipzig/Dessau
  • Jul 20 General Eisenhower visits Montgomery's headquarter in Normandy
  • Jul 20 Heavy storm hampers British offensive at Caen
  • Jul 20 Japanese aircraft carrier Hijo sunk by US air attack
  • Jul 20 Liberators of US 8th Air Force attack Gotha Russelsheim/Eisenach
  • Jul 20 US President FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Democratic convention
  • Jul 20 US 15th Air Force attacks Friedrichshaven Memmingen
  • Jul 20 US 9th Air Force bombs railroad at Chaulnes Sable-sur-Sarthe/Dreux
  • Jul 20 US invades Japanese-occupied Guam
  • Jul 20 Violent battles in Verrieres-hill (Normandy)
  • Jul 20 Fifty are hurt in rioting in front of the presidential palace in Mexico City.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Jul 20 Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 21 British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jul 21 General Koiso becomes premier of Japan
  • Jul 21 US forces land on Guam during its recapture from the Japanese (Operation Forager)
  • Jul 21 Field Marshal G√ľnther von Kluge warns Hitler of impending collapse of front in Normandy
  • Jul 22 Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
  • Jul 23 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 837

  • Apr 28 Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director
  • Apr 28 Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
  • Apr 28 Alice Waters, American chef
  • Apr 29 Benedikte, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
  • Apr 29 Jim Hart, Evanston, Ill, NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Apr 29 Richard Kline, American actor and director
  • Apr 30 Jill Clayburgh, actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 30 Richard Shoff, rocker (Sandpipers)
  • May 1 Rita Coolidge, Nashville Tn, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone)
  • May 1 Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
  • May 2 Franz Innerhofer, Austrian writer (Beautiful Days), born in Krimml, Salzberg
  • May 2 John Verity, rocker (Argent)
  • May 3 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist
  • May 3 Peter Staples, rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • May 4 Paul Gleason, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • May 4 Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
  • May 5 Jean-Pierre Leaud, actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • May 5 John Rhys-Davies, Salisbury England, actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders)
  • May 5 Roger Raised, English actor (Nicholas Nickleby)
  • May 5 Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
  • May 5 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • May 6 Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
  • May 6 Masanori Murakami, First Japanese baseball player in major leagues
  • May 7 Alison Margaret Bauld, composer
  • May 7 Sivi Aberg, actress (Batman TV show)
  • May 7 Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (d. 2006)
  • May 7 Richard O'Sullivan, British actor
  • May 8 Gary Glitter, [Paul Gadd], England, rocker (Rock & Roll Part II)
  • May 9 Don Dannemann, rocker (Cyrkle)
  • May 9 Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
  • May 10 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • May 10 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • May 10 Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
  • May 10 Kathy Farrer, LPGA golfer
  • May 10 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • May 11 John Benaud, cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73)
  • May 12 Eva Demski, German writer, born in Regensburg
  • May 12 James Purify, US singer (I'm Your Puppet)
  • May 13 Betsy Finley Ashton, broadcast journalist/author/lecturer
  • May 13 Carolyn Franklin, US singer/songwriter (Baby Baby Baby, Angel)
  • May 13 Clive Radley, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1978)
  • May 13 Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, British explorer/genealogist
  • May 13 Armistead Maupin, American author
  • May 14 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England
  • May 14 Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 14 George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • May 14 Troy Shondell, rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell)
  • May 15 Gunilla Hutton, Goteborg Sweden, actress (Petticoat Junction)
  • May 15 Miruts Yifter, Ethiopia, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • May 15 Ian "Tich" Amey, British rock musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury Wiltshire
  • May 15 Bill Alter, Missouri State Senator
  • May 16 Billy Cobham, Panama, jazz artist (Same Ole Love)
  • May 16 Danny Trejo, American actor
  • May 17 Arif Butt, cricketer (pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65)
  • May 17 Canon P B Price, general secretary, USPG
  • May 17 Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • May 17 Paul Crossley, concert pianist
  • May 18 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California ), born in London
  • May 18 Peter Ryan, British national director (Police Training)
  • May 18 W. G. Sebald, German-born writer (d. 2001)
  • May 19 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor
  • May 20 Boudouin de Groot, Dutch singer (Good night mister president)
  • May 20 Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter
  • May 20 David M Walker, Capt USN/astron (STS 51-A 30, 53, 69), born in Columbus, Georgia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 20 Joe Cocker, English rock vocalist (With a Little Help from My Friends), born in Sheffield England, (d. 2014)

Rocker Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
  • May 20 Keith Fletcher, cricket captain (Essex & England)
  • May 20 Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman
  • May 21 Janet Dailey, US, author
  • May 21 Manual Pina, fashion designer
  • May 21 Marcie Blane, American singer, born in New York City
  • May 21 Mary Robinson, President of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )
  • May 21 Mike Degett, horse trainer
  • May 23 Giles Smith, TV journalist
  • May 23 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
  • May 24 Patti LaBelle, [Holt], singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 25 Frank Oz, Hereford England, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
  • May 25 Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate
  • May 25 John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality
  • May 25 Robert MacPherson, American mathematician
  • May 26 Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
  • May 26 Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
  • May 27 Christopher J Dodd, (Gov/Sen-D-CT, 1981- )
  • May 28 Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)
  • May 28 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • May 28 Gladys Knight, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 28 Rudy Giuliani, (Mayor-R/L- 1994- ), born in NYC, New York
  • May 28 Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
  • May 29 Helmut Berger, actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • May 29 Quentin Davies, MP (C)
  • May 30 Lenny Davidson, rocker (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • Jun 1 Robert Powell, England, actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets)
  • Jun 2 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), born in Larnaca, Cyprus (d. 2015)
  • Jun 2 Marvin Hamlisch, composer/pianist (Sting, Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 2 Poul Jensen, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Jun 3 Edith McGuire, US 200m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jun 3 Michael Clarke, rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 3 Eddy Ottoz, Italian athlete
  • Jun 4 Charlie Whitney, rock guitarist (Family)
  • Jun 4 Michelle Phillips, singer/actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 4 Roger Ball, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)

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